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The Leading Cause of Burns Among Children – Doctors Hospital Reveals

Hardly a day goes by that Dr. Fred Mullins and the other medical professionals at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga., don’t see a child who has been burned by hot water.

Smaller Cardiac-Monitoring Device Boosts Data Collection

Cardiac event recorders help doctors and nurses monitor a heart’s electrical activity outside of the care setting. And as these  recorders have become more common, they’ve also started getting smaller. A new, implantable monitoring device is helping improve cardiac and stroke care by detecting potential problems before an event occurs. It  is a loop recorder that’s implanted into the patient’s chest wall. It is used in patients who may have irregular heartbeats, or who have had fainting episodes. The device is less than half the size of its predecessors, and that is making a notable difference in both frequency of… Read more.

INFOGRAPHIC – Behind the Scenes of Healthcare IT’s Best Kept Secrets

Providing high quality care to our patients is foundational at HCA. It goes to the core of our mission to improve human life. The ability to provide this level of care requires a team of dedicated and professional caregivers but it also demands the skills of professionals who are behind the scenes, supporting those who deliver care.

Wishing All Nurses a Happy Nurses Week

Happy nurses week! This is a special week where we have the opportunity to pause and recognize you (our nurses) for the incredible work you do everyday to provide quality care to our patients. It’s also a chance to recognize your fellow nurses – the people you work with everyday – for their work. Our’s is a rewarding profession and I consider myself fortunate, as I’m sure you do, that I chose nursing as a career. Please take a minute to watch the video below for a special message. I hope you have a wonderful week and feel appreciated because…you… Read more.

Some Said Martha Had Two Months Left. She and LewisGale Disagreed — Martha’s Cancer Survival Story

“You have two months to live,” are words a person never forgets. But for Martha those words were the beginning of her amazing journey, not the end. She has been through a lot and is happy to share stories of surgeries and challenges. But she is more apt to talk about the gifts her cancer gave her: the love of family, the care of nurses and doctors at LewisGale that became part of her family, the trips to the Grand Canyon and endless hours of crocheting to make hats and quilts for cancer patients.

The ROI of Electronic Health Records

Earlier today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a discussion paper that focuses on the importance of large health systems measuring the effectiveness of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.

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CEOs Tell How H2U Health Coaching Benefits Them and Their Employees

H2U’s coaching program has been a game- changer for many. It provides the support needed to reach a healthier weight and prevent or manage chronic diseases by improving nutrition and movement.

Partnering with the Jason Foundation to Prevent Suicide

Hello from The Jason Foundation, Inc.! My name is Clark Flatt and I started this foundation in 1997 after losing my youngest son, Jason – age 16 to the terrible “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. The goal of The Jason Foundation is to stop youth suicide by providing programs and resources that educates and equips individuals with awareness and tools to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

MEARacles Can Happen: 9-year-old Girl Receives Cochlear Implant for Single-Sided Deafness

Nine-year-old Claire wouldn’t let her deafness in one ear keep her from being a little girl. She loves school, music and sports. However, as time passed, it began to naturally take a toll on her well-being.

HCA Recognized by Computerworld for Innovative Cancer Navigation System

We’re excited to share that HCA has been named a 2013 Laureate in IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for a Cancer Navigation Solution to better care for cancer patients throughout treatment. The solution was developed jointly by HCA Information Technology and Services (IT&S) and Sarah Cannon, HCA’s global cancer service line. 

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